Concannon Conservancy Chardonnay, Livermore Valley, 2009

Restrained.  In every sense.  Sort of like basic black with pearls.

For us, we really liked the refinement to this wine, some oak, some minerality, pure chardonnay.  It does not, however, have heft, or the depth to stand up to anything but “gentle” cuisine: Superlative with poached white fish, bland and non-eventful with an orzo salad dressed with lemon zest, dill and feta.  Kudos to 13.5% alcohol.


(Full disclosure: I bought this, with no prior knowledge of the wine, based on the label, which claimed they financially support efforts to preserve agricultural land from urban sprawl.  So they got my buck based on something I feel worthy rather than knowing anything about the vineyard.)


Price: $17.99 USD (in Washington state); not available in BC


Market Liquidity: A Lovely Sipper.

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One response to “Concannon Conservancy Chardonnay, Livermore Valley, 2009”

  1. My name is Sheila Thomas and I am a wine publicist representing Concannon Vineyard. I came across you review on 2009 Concannon Conservancy Chardonnay during my daily press reads. I passed your review on to John Concannon and Jim Concannon 3rd and 4th generation vintners who are very much interested in how their wines are received.
    Here is some information on Concannon Vineyard’s newest tier Conservancy Crimson & Clover, a Petite Sirah blend:
    Crimson & Clover with John Concannon
    Sheila Thomas
    for Concannon Vineyard

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